June 28, 2015, Sunday Worship
In a world of self-interest, the Resurrected Christ invites us to be an alternative community looking to the interests of others.
June 21, 2015, Sunday Worship
As humans, we have a tendency to hold onto stuff: bitterness, anger, the past, our illusions, our fears, our stuff. Not everything we hold onto is compatible with the way of Jesus. This teaching explores how the things we hold to, hold to us.
June 14, 2015 Sunday Worship
Have you ever felt like you were getting crushed? Like life or some situation or relationship was weighing on you and bleeding you dry? Is there any good news in that? Welcome to Smyrna. Listen to Jesus’ words to the Christians at Smyrna. How might these words be for you in your own unique experience of being crushed?
May 17, 2015, Sunday Worship
We see a sunset or round a corner in the car and see a landscape that takes our breath away, and before we know what we’re doing we’re whispering “Thank you.” Where does this come from? Why does beauty impact us the way it does? This teaching explores the role beauty plays in the life we’re called to in God.
April 26, 2015, Sunday Worship
Jesus didn’t just announce the arrival of God’s kingdom. He embodied it in the meals he shared with people. Jesus was regularly accused of being a drunkard and glutton because he was always with people, eating. But the true scandal is that Jesus smashed religious barriers and brought God’s table to those who would never be able to approach God on their own.
April 19, 2015, Sunday Worship
We live in a world of spirit. From creativity, to art, to college football, to violent mobs, spirit has a way of inhabiting us. And the Christian story claims that this world of spirit finds its essence in the Spirit of God, and that this Spirit is not just a vague presence but a personal presence that seeks to abide in us and lead us into the life we were made for. This teaching explores what it means to open ourselves so the Spirit can dwell within us.